Women in Transition

I can provide knowledge about EI, life coaching, relocation, organic foods and native planting, fitness, career choice but most of all I'm looking to mentor, and be mentored, by women. It takes a village, you are mine.

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Welcome to our page.This is a page for the community by the community. One voice makes a small noise: many voices shared together will be heard. What do you want to say?

Thanks for stopping by! Now go be fearless.Jan

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Freedom in the 21st Century

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Knock off a decade and MAKE MONEY from HOME

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Hello everyone. I have been successfully making money from home now for 8 years. The freedom is absolutely the best!! I live in Milton ON and would be happy to mentor anyone who would like to learn.…Continue

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5 Top Travel Destinations!

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Any Ideas

Started by Margaret Chisholm. Last reply by Marcy Berg Nov 7, 2012. 11 Replies

Please contact if you know any women that would like to live "Golden Girls" lifestyle somewhere here in Southern Ontario.  Thanks for any input and/or suggestions. …Continue

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Comment by Chris Jarvis on April 18, 2012 at 4:09pm

Hi Pamela,


Just got done with my submission to Our Pink Thoughts. Taking a chance. I've tried to find out who they are, who is behind the website, but so far no luck. Seems like a good idea, just based on the website. I, too, have trouble keeping the word count down. And I don't like their submission rule that you have to put your article in the body of your e-mail. Doesn't let you format the thing properly.'s off to them, for what it's worth.

Yeh, if I look back at my 16-year-old self sitting in Latin class on a warm day, not a care in the world...and look at my almost-64-year-old self now, what a difference a lifetime makes. Wonder what I would say to my 64 year old self in 20 more years?

Good news is, I finally got around to sending in my income tax return. Due to the drastic hit in income (I quit my job in January 2011), and to all the lovely deductions for tuition, and contributions to charity, etc. the gov't gives me back over $1200. Don't pop open the champers, though. It's already spent about 10 different ways, just surviving!

Anyway, Pamela, if you're interested in writing for free (Our Pink Thoughts again), they also seem to be having a column starting soon at that website, called "Survivors." Oh boy. Good luck!

Comment by Pamela on April 18, 2012 at 10:13am

What I would like to my sixteen year old self is more than one hundred words.  So many mistakes and although I try to live with no regrets there is a lot I would like to change, looking back.

Thanks again Chris.   I think I will take a look.

It is eerie on this site.  Almost like a ghost town.  I can't but wonder where everyone is.  Surely they all aren't running around 24/7.

I challenge all you WITS  to drop by and say hello and tell poor chris, Jan & I what you are up to and how yu are.

Me I am going to have a talk with my sixteen year old self.  Maybe I should have listened to mum.

Comment by Chris Jarvis on April 18, 2012 at 9:57am

This corner is uncharacteristically quiet. Scary, it is. I've just been pointed to a website that Women in Transition might want to check out: For Pamela (and Janet?) they post an interesting challenge to writers to submit a 500 - 1000 word article on "What Would You Say to Your 16-Year-Old Self?" Deadline is April 27.
Thought I would throw that out for whoever is up for the challenge. Interesting question, eh?
Well, I've dusted the place a bit here, thrown open all the doors and windows to let in the light and the fresh air, and now I'm off to walk in the sunshine.


Comment by Janet Auty-Carlisle on April 13, 2012 at 8:44pm
Sunshine today! So much fun...
Comment by Pamela on April 12, 2012 at 6:00am

Hi all.  I sort have been caught up in life.  I have had a few starts on stories but filed them away for now.  Had an Easter weekend with my sister.  Had not seen her since September.  Lots of laughs, good wine and a real gabfest.  I love it.  Will be seeing my one grandson this weekend. The others are with their father this weekend.  I wouldn't call him a dad,  never was.

Wow!  I'd love to go see Oprah while she is here.  I hope you report on how it was Jan.  I found out about the show when it was  already to late to get tickets.  I actually miss the show.  Did not think I would.  I was not a faithful watcher.  I did not like a lot of her choices for the "book club" but have to give her credit for getting a lot of people reading.

I have been caught up in my mother's genealogy and have gotten her family back to the late 1600's.  Once I was on a roll I could not stop.  Now I am waiting for the records from the Records Office.  When I watch Who Do You Think You Are & Finding Your Roots they make it look so easy.  It isn't.  Then these well off, well known people get it handed to them.  Oh how I have wished for a break like that.  I have often thought they should have a contest to do an ordinary person.  I think it would be interesting.

I hope you are all doing well enjoying this real spring weather.  Had us fooled for awhile there.

Still thinking about you Marilyn.  I hope the coming months and summer are better for you.  Let us know how you are.


Comment by Janet Auty-Carlisle on April 11, 2012 at 9:08pm
Sorry friends. I have been so busy I have neglected you. How are y'all doing? Anybody going to see Oprah next week? I am going to tea at the Fairmont with her team in Canada and some other fans and then going to the afternoon taping on Monday! Super excited. We had snow, a little bit, up our way today. Brrrr. Keep being fearless folks!
Comment by Chris Jarvis on April 11, 2012 at 8:46pm

Seems someone did a Spring cleaning in this corner and swept all the great WITs away! Hope everyone is doing well. I kinda miss the chatter that went on for a bit here. Is everyone turning the sod and preparing the ground for planting?

Hope your Easter visit with family was a success, Pamela. As to the Mom-story...I think it was a combination of story content (definitely Mom-based and emotional) and just actually finishing a piece of work that had me gobsmacked. How is your own writing coming along? I've hit a lull, I think. Waiting to start a couple more online courses in Palliative Care and Dementia Studies, dusting off the bits and pieces of articles and stories I've been stashing away for years to see if anything is worth submitting somewhere / needs rewrites. Finished my training as hospice volunteer, and waiting for a placement there. Life seems to be on hold for the moment. That's okay. Needed a time for tea.

Hope all is well with everyone.

Comment by Pamela on April 4, 2012 at 3:39am

Wow!  It seems we all must be out enjoying the early spring this year.  Hope all you WITS are well.  I ust had a great visit with my sister.  I came to realize I won't be going to England this year.  Back & leg problems, I wouldn't be able to sit the entire flight there & back and all the walking we enjoy doing.  Then there is the air fare.  Just out of the question so unless I win money or a trip contest I am out.  Guess I will just go to the British Show and make the best of it.  Doing some Ontario trips instead that way I can incorporate some genealogy in there too.  That is what I have been up to mostly and some writing.

I read your posting Chris about finishing your mother's story and felt as though you had been punched in the stomach when finished.  Was this because of content or just finishing a piece you felt close to the heart and spent a long time and thought on?

Thinking of getting a wireless printer now that the price has come down drastically.  Just can't decide on the make.  Anyone have any ideas.

I am also heavilly into decluttering.  Setting up a writing nook in the solarium.  That's what they call it in my apartment.  Just really a sun porch.  So far looks pretty good.  Have to get a comfy chair.  I have my desk and file cabinet for stories and genealogy.  It will work out.

If I don't post again may you all have a very nice Easter Weekend.  I am having my daughter and her children.  Looking forward to it.  Also getting to know my younger grandson Liam.  He loves riding the GO train and subway and visits every other Saturday with my son.  He is a real joy t have around.

Oh well life goes on.  Enjoy the day.  Cheers.

Comment by Chris Jarvis on March 28, 2012 at 10:19am

Feeling selfishly glad I am in the "not immediately affected" group who might not be able to access OAS until they are 67. Curious as to making such a change on the assumption that employers will be thrilled to keep older workers on until they are 67 and can retire (instead of starting to push older workers out the door, as a lot of employers do now, at 60). Curious as to the sense of cutting pension payments—won't desperate seniors just apply for welfare? And if they can't get social assistance that way, and don't have money, and can't access early pensions (as I did)...then what?

BUT on the other hand, I agree money is not an infinite resource. We have only to look around the world to see other countries in deep trouble.

Curious to know where jobs will be found for all those who want to keep on working. Wondering why more employers are not opting for the concept of job sharing, especially amongst older workers, who are dead reliable and would honour commitments to shorter work hours if only they had them. Job sharing rendering more people part-time means to employers they don't have to pay benefits, so they would be saving $$$ there, yet the idea hasn't caught on.

Just plain curious...there are too many of us for the available resources all around. Now what? All around.

Comment by Janet Auty-Carlisle on March 27, 2012 at 8:55pm
Budget time...thoughts?

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